Our firm is comprised of three lawyers: James C. Johns, Eric Mitchell and Sarah E. Duncan. We were all raised in this community and chose to return here to practice law. We have roots in this area that go back literally generations.
We are one of the few small firms in this area that can claim each of its attorneys graduated with honors in the top 10 percent of their law school class. Attorney James C. Johns was recognized as the top trial practice student in his graduating class. Eric Mitchell and Sarah Duncan were awarded the top students in an individual law school class (Eric Mitchell — four times, Sarah Duncan — five times). That background and our reputation for hard work has led to our clients' success in and out of the courtroom. As experienced trial lawyers, we know when to negotiate and when to take cases to trial. We are proud of our record of successful verdicts and settlements.
We have dedicated our careers to protecting the rights of individuals and families. As residents of the Clinton area, we are committed to providing exceptional client service to people throughout western Missouri. When choosing a lawyer, be sure it is someone you trust and someone who can thoroughly explain the legal process to you. Ask friends and family about their experiences. We find our former clients and even people on the other sides of cases we have handled are one of our best sources for new clients.